Remco Evenepoel: "Ok, that's quite a big gap but anything can happen"



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Remco Evenepoel: "Ok, that's quite a big gap but anything can happen"

Remco Evenepoel was great again, he had a speed that no one could achieve "The wind was blowing quite a lot, so it was a bit dangerous in the downhill so I didn't take any risks," Evenepoel said, as quoted by cycling news "I'm happy that I survived it without any problems, and then on the climb I just went all out without hesitating.

I went full gas. Pure feeling and power wise, I think that it was my best time trial ever." He achieved a phenomenal victory, which was convincing "We trained on some specific muscles this winter and I think that I improved my long endurance efforts," Evenepoel said.

"Time trials like this suit me very much, and I'm very happy that I could win by such a big lead. I didn't expect to win with such a big lead because Küng is also one of the best time triallists in the world, together with [Filippo] Ganna, Wout [van Aert], [Primož] Roglič, me and these other guys.

I'm very proud to put in this performance here in Portugal."


Remco Evenepoel on tactics and preparation

Evenepoel seems to have had great tactics and preparation, which speaks volumes about his advantage and result "I think it was the perfect sensations with the eyes on Saturday," he said then.

It turns out he wasn't bluffing. "Yeah, I think you have to be smart, no? Everybody wants to win, but sometimes you just need to have a good plan and a good strategy," Evenepoel said "It's always a risk not to try and do anything because you can have a flat tyre or you can crash in a time trial, and if that happens, your race is over."

He has a huge advantage at the moment, but nothing is over yet "Ok, that's quite a big gap but anything can happen," Evenepoel said when informed of his lead. "It's still a hard day tomorrow. We have to be focussed and try not to do anything stupid and try to avoid problems."